Hiring a Pet Sitter
Owning a pet is much like having a child. We have decided to bring them into our homes and they are dependent on us for their food, water, exercise and love. It is our responsibility to make sure these needs are met properly. If we come upon a time that we must leave our pets for an extended length of time, we need to find a reliable pet sitter to care for them while we are away.
It is often tempting to ask friends or family members to care for your pet, but this can sometimes cause problems. If the person is not familiar with caring for a pet or does not care about animals, your pet could be stressed or not cared for at all.
Kennels are often crowded, and pets can be restrained in pens for long periods of time. Your pet does not have a one on one relationship with a kennel owner who is there to care for many animals at one time. This kind of treatment can stress the animal making it vulnerable to illness.
Pets are as much a part of the family as anyone and we worry about them when we are unable to be with them. It is much more comfortable for the pet to stay in his normal environment and hiring a pet sitter who will come to your home and keep the pet’s daily routine is beneficial for both you and your pet. Professional pet sitters will form a friendship with your pet and the animal’s welfare is first priority.
It is important to provide the best possible care for your pet, so checking credentials of possible pet sitters is a must. Professional sitters should have a license, pet first aid training, references and a legal contracts for there services. Hiring a professional pet sitter ensures that your pet is well cared for while you are away.
Knowing you have done everything possible to make sure your pet is properly cared for while you are away, will make it easier for you to relax and enjoy your vacation or concentrate on your work assignment.